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Louise Bourgeois: Maman and Spiders

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Louise Bourgeois

Maman and Spiders

About the Exhibition

Louise Bourgeois’s (1911-2010, b. Paris, France) Spiders was on display in Rockefeller Center in the summer of 2001. The work featured a thirty-foot-tall spider, Maman—meaning “Mama” in Bourgeois’s native French—carrying a basket of eggs and flanked by two smaller spiders. Brian D. Leitch from The New York Times Magazine stated, “Louise Bourgeois, like the giant mother-spider sculpture she created several years ago, has been spinning a web of weirdly magnificent work for more than six decades—and finally, at 90, she’s getting her full due.”

Jointly sponsored by Tishman Speyer Properties and the Public Art Fund.

Location

Rockefeller Plaza

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